MADISON, Wis. -- It was all fun and games for protesters who were acting like maniacs until a guy with a camera stopped by. A few of the protesters are seen on video approaching the man, assaulting him, and not even realizing that this was the Democratic state senator Tim Carpenter.
Sen. Carpenter posted the attack video on his own Twitter page, showing 11 seconds of the assault.
Lance Veeser wrote, "I believe this is State Senator Tim Carpenter. Minutes earlier he told us the protesters assaulted him. Then he collapsed walking towards the Capitol. We called paramedics. An ambulance is here now."
Veeser's post included this picture:
Tim Carpenter responded with the video, saying "I took this pic- it got me assaulted & beat up. Punched/kicked in the head, neck, ribs. Maybe concussion, socked in left eye is little blurry, sore neck & ribs. 8-10 people attacked me. Innocent people are going to get killed. Capitol locked- stuck in office.Stop violence nowPlz!"
Peaceful protesters, right?